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Option to Kill Audiobook

Option to Kill: A Nathan McBride Novel, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Nathan McBride, “the most brutally effective thriller hero to appear in years” (Ridley Pearson, author of Killer Weekend), returns in the third installment of one of the best new series in thriller fiction.

When Nathan McBride receives a text message from someone who claims she’s been kidnapped, it triggers a deadly chain of events that has the potential to haunt him for the rest of his life. Nathan will soon learn that nothing from his past could ever prepare him for the crisis he’ll soon be facing. The girl’s name is Lauren and she’s just 12 years old. With virtually no experience with children, Nathan’s patience and compassion are about to be tested to their limits.

In a violent confrontation, Nathan rescues Lauren from her kidnapper, but as he unravels Lauren's story, he realizes his troubles are only beginning. She says she's in the Witness Security Program, and doesn't trust the US Marshals because she thinks they're complicit in her abduction. Not only that, her stepdad was murdered last night.

In a desperate and unlikely alliance, Nathan and Lauren must stay one step ahead of her kidnapper and the brutal mercenaries who will kill anyone who gets in their way. Played out over the course of 36 lightning-fast hours, Nathan and Lauren must learn to trust each other or they won’t survive.

©2012 Andrew Peterson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    James Weber Verona, Wi, US 12-22-12
    James Weber Verona, Wi, US 12-22-12 Member Since 2007

    I am a fan of mysteries and thrillers mostly espionage. I am 61 yrs young and an auto tech. I like motorcycle riding and listen to many books while riding.

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    "option to kill"
    What made the experience of listening to Option to Kill the most enjoyable?

    this is the third book in the nathan mcbride series. it is not as good as the first two, however it is still a worthwhile listen. if you never had kids then it may not be for you. one reviewer said that he thought the girl whinned throughout the story, but i didn't see it that way at all. it was a good book that as in the first two kept me not wanting to put in down. listened to it in three days. i would recommend it.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    make the 12 year old girl a little less bright. i have no doubt that there are very smart 12 yr olds, just not this sharp about tactacles would be more realistic


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes many. i very much enjoy dick hill as a narrator. he and scott brick are probably my favs


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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 09-08-15
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 09-08-15 Member Since 2013

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Nathan McBride #3, He Does it Again!"

    Responding to a text from a kidnapped twelve year old girl, Nathan enters into a dangerous world of ruthless child smugglers and serial killers. But who is this smart, sassy girl he's just rescued? And how is she involved? Full of twists and turns, and the nuances of learning to adjust to life with a twelve year old, while still chasing the bad guys, Nathan, once again, proves to the the man, the soldier (marine) he's always been . . . well written and great narration . . . thank you, Andrew Peterson!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly L Williams 05-29-14
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    "favorite by far"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Option to Kill to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print addition so I wouldn't know. Worthless and stupid question


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lauren. She's pretty tough and smart but you still see glimpses of the little girl.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The hotel scene. I love what Nathan did and what he later tells Holly about it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    This was an intense fast paced book so it's hard to pin down one moment


    Any additional comments?

    This is my favorite so far even though Harv was elsewhere. I hope to see more of Gin in future books. I am definitely a fan of Mr Peterson

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Diana Murrieta, CA, United States 04-16-13
    Diana Murrieta, CA, United States 04-16-13 Member Since 2014
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    "HMMMMMMM"

    Well I guess I read way too many of this genre. I was talking back to the book while driving. So many things Nathan was missing at first: get the license plate, check for a tracker, call Harv........come on Nathan wake up buddy get with the program. At least Harv pointed out the lapses in judgement and it wasn't an author oversight! Lauren was a little too much of everything to be really believable but the story was gripping. I do like the way honesty was dealt with between Nathan and Lauren. So many adults don't give kids enough credit about what they can handle and lie or sugar coat. Definitely loving the series, thanks Andrew!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Drew 03-04-13
    Drew 03-04-13
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    "Great traveling listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Option to Kill the most enjoyable?

    Starts quick and stays tense. Kept me alert most of the way across the United States.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Markhorst N. Cape May NJ 02-12-13
    Jane Markhorst N. Cape May NJ 02-12-13 Member Since 2012

    T.Y. jane

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    "Read in 1 day"
    If you could sum up Option to Kill in three words, what would they be?

    I enjoyed it


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nathan showing is sensitive and paternal side though not wanting to admit it.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Again, Nathan for reasons mentioned already


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end


    Any additional comments?

    I don't usually like when children are charecters in books like these bec of my over protectiveness but I enyoyed still

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Vista, CA, United States 02-11-13
    Scott Vista, CA, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2016
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    "great read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely reccommned this for any who like this type of genre


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nathan Mcbride's character is well developed and you feel like you are there with him going through the moment to moment decisions


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he realizes for certain Lauren is his niece by the shape and color of her eyes


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he has to break his hand to escape


    Any additional comments?

    A great listen from the start to the last

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jason J. Sharon Charleston, SC 01-31-13
    Jason J. Sharon Charleston, SC 01-31-13 Member Since 2014
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    "STOP READING THIS REVIEW AND GO DOWN LOAD THE BOOK"

    Peterson keeps getting better with each book in this series. I was disappointed that one of the main characters was absent in much of the book, but I understand why he did it, and the method was believable. Keep Nathan coming. How about a prequel?

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    Joze 01-27-13
    Joze 01-27-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Another Exciting Adventure"

    A fast paced, thrilling story. The performance lacked polish, but the story line keeps you listening.

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    Amazon Customer Normal, Il, United States 01-07-13
    Amazon Customer Normal, Il, United States 01-07-13
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    "Well written, execution was gripping."
    Where does Option to Kill rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The book was very good,it was used for our trip over the holidays as we traveled.The suspense kept you interested as the what was going to happen next. Our 6 hour days in the car were made a pleasure with the aid of Mr. Peterson's book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nathan, poor sole went through may trials and tribulations, all of which captured the listener, wanting to learn what would be in store for Nathan next.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Lauren came to rescue Nathan... gruesome, but very touching.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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